Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016
Isaiah was removed from his family after being physically abused. He attended 10 different schools before entering high school. Isaiah’s Guardian ad Litem volunteer noticed after one quarter that Isaiah had a 3% average in Algebra because he didn’t understand the material. The Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay found a tutor who could work with Isaiah in his group home—Isaiah has been able to bring his grade up and get back on track.
With funding from the American Contract Bridge League Charity Foundation (ACBL), more children and young adults like Isaiah will be able to receive the tutoring they need to be successful in school and beyond. Amy Foster, Executive Director of the Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay states, “Only 26% of youth aging out of foster care receive a standard high school diploma. These youth are shuffled around from home to home, school to school and their opportunity for academic success is sacrificed each time they experience such upheaval. We are grateful to the ACBL for supporting the hopes and dreams of these deserving young people, by awarding us this $6,000 grant.”
Charles Gill, club manager of St. Petersburg Bridge Club said “The Board of Governors of District 9 (Florida) of the American Contract Bridge League is delighted to support the Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay’s Tutoring and Normalcy Program. As a Guardian ad Litem myself, I understand first-hand the challenges children in the foster system face and the GALF does an incredible job of supporting GAL volunteers and the children they serve.”
Thanks to the American Contract Bridge League Charity Foundation for helping children in foster care prepare for their future success by providing resources to enhance educational outcomes.